Community Education

Want to learn something new?  Join one of these evening Community Education classes at College of the Ouachitas! For more information or to register, call 501-332-0210 or 501-337-5000 or email Most classes are held on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Click here to register for a class.


Self-Defense Program - Class dates are March 30, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The class is $25 and located in the COTO Lecture Hall. Open to the public, men, and women. Taught by Basil Miller who is a black belt, has experience in martial arts, training military, and more!


Volunteer Training - Class dates are February 27 (Communication is the Key Class - located in the COTO Board Room), March 6 (Leadership in Group Dynamics & Managing Group Problems Class - located in the COTO Great Room), and March 13 (Gaining Parent Cooperation & Building a Volunteer Base Class - located in the COTO Great Room) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Participants may choose to come to any or all three courses. There will be no fee and the organization with the highest participation will receive a $250 cash prize!


Conversational Spanish - Class dates and times are TBD. Taught by Cristiana Nash. There is no fee for this class.


Welding Basics - Dates are TBD. Classes will be held in the CAST building. Taught by Chris Stovall. Class is $150.00 and includes supplies, torch, and setup.


CPR - Class dates are TBD. Taught by Malvern Fire Department Fire Fighter, Chris Gains. Class is $25. This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.


The following classes are one hour weekly for 4 weeks each, with all materials provided:

Oil Painting - $60
Jewelry Making - $150
Papermaking - $40
Creative Writing - $25


Other classes that are a possibility:

Computer Basics
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Line Dancing
Google Apps
Scuba Diving
H&R Block income tax
Digital Photography
Driver’s Education
Conversational Spanish
Waltz Dance Class
ACT Prep Class
Welding Basics
Yoga Love COED

Online Ed-2-Go Program - we offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet.  Speed Spanish, Keyboarding, Grammar Refresher and more.  Go to: for more information.

Take a four week course for $85! (Prices Vary)
Some of the most popular courses:

Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010
Speed Spanish
Creating Web Pages
GRE Prep
Become a Veterinary Assistant
Writing for Children
Writing Effective Grant Proposals
Grammar Refresher


You may register for any of the Community Ed classes online at under Community Education link or call 501-337-5000 or 501-332-0210 for more information.